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A 3D Zebra crossing to be painted in Almussafes in the Valencia region

The pilot project was painted this week on Calle de Ausias March which is busy with pedestrians crossing to reach the sports centre

  • June 29, 2018 09:45
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Source: Almussafes City Hall

The town of Almussafes in the Valencia region, has become a pioneer in road safety after installing an innovative 3D zebra crossing to trick speeding motorists into slowing down. The effectiveness of the new crossing, which is the first of its kind in Spain, will be monitored with a view to extending them across the town at other crossing hotspots outside schools and busy shopping areas.

The pilot project was painted this week on Calle de Ausias March which is busy with pedestrians crossing to reach the sports centre. It creates an optical illusion that instinctively causes motorists to brake on approach serving the same purpose as speed bumps but without restricting trucks and emergency vehicles.

Source: The Local